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Nancy Pelosi huddles with potential rival in House speaker race

(WASHINGTON) --  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi met Friday with a prominent House Democrat considering challenging her for the speaker’s gavel, as she continued to confer with incoming Democrats and court votes for speaker. Pelosi huddled Friday with Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, a former chair of the Congressional Black Caucus,…... Read More

Stacey Abrams calls Brian Kemp the 'victor' in Georgia's governor's race

(ATLANTA) -- Stacey Abrams, a leader in the Georgia Democratic party locked in a tumultuous election stained by lawsuits and allegations of voter suppression, said Friday she is acknowledging Republican Brian Kemp as the "victor" in the race to be Georgia's next governor, effectively ending the contest. "But to watch…... Read More

There are dozens of sealed criminal indictments on the DC docket. Are they from Mueller?

(WASHINGTON) -- More than three dozen sealed criminal indictments have been added to the federal court docket in Washington, D.C. since the start of 2018. Sealed criminal court files are assigned a case number, but do not indicate the identity of the parties or the nature of the charges, so…... Read More

Trump awards the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Babe Ruth, Elvis Presley

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom – the nation's' highest civilian honor – to seven Americans Friday, including the “King” and the “Sultan of Swat,” in a ceremony at the White House. The president’s choices for this year’s recipients included some of his personal friends…... Read More

Ohio becomes latest state to try to pass 'heartbeat' abortion ban

(WASHINGTON) -- A bill that bans abortions relatively early in a pregnancy is making its way through the legislative process in Ohio after being passed in the state’s House of Representatives. So-called "heartbeat bills" ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which generally occurs about six weeks into a…... Read More

Trump says he'll nominate acting EPA chief Andrew Wheeler to be permanent

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump signaled plans to nominate Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler as the permanent EPA administrator at a White House event on Friday. "Acting administrator who I will tell you is going to be made permanent. He's done a fantastic job and I want to congratulate him.…... Read More

Trump says he's finished answering Mueller's questions, but hasn't submitted them yet

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said Friday he has finished his written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller for the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, but told reporters he has yet to submit the answers to Mueller's office."I write the answers. My lawyers don't write answers," Trump…... Read More

Twitter lights up after journalist comments on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's outfit

(WASHINGTON) -- The newly-elected youngest member of Congress is teaching D.C. a thing or two about the Twitterverse.Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's clothing choice became the subject of a controversial tweet, which then spiraled from what appeared to be a critique about her clothing and personal wealth to a full-blown meme-a-thon.It all…... Read More

White House must restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta's press pass, judge rules

(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump White House to immediately restore the press pass of CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta as the case progresses after the network filed a lawsuit suit claiming that revoking it violated the First Amendment.The judge repeatedly emphasized that his…... Read More

Betsy DeVos pitches new protections for students accused of sexual assault

(WASHINGTON) -- The Trump administration on Friday proposed new guidelines for schools dealing with sexual assault and harassment allegations that would make it harder for students to prove misconduct and offer greater protections for those accused of wrongdoing.The move to rework rules put in place during the Obama administration is…... Read More

President Trump will visit California to meet wildfire victims

(WASHINGTON) -- Days after threatening to withhold federal funds from California as it battles deadly wildfires, President Donald Trump will be making a visit to the state to visit some of the people affected, the White House announced.Lindsay Walters, deputy White House press secretary, said the president would be visiting…... Read More

Trump met with legal team over three days to discuss responses to Mueller’s questions: Sources

(WASHINGTON) -- Over three days this week, President Donald Trump met with his legal team to discuss his written responses to special counsel Robert Mueller’s questions, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. The questions center on alleged Russian meddling during the 2016 election cycle, which Mueller is tasked…... Read More

Acting AG Whitaker assures Sen. Graham on Mueller probe

(WASHINGTON) -- Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker told him he is going to "honor regular order" when it comes to special counsel Robert Mueller's ongoing Russia investigation.The two met for a private meeting in his office Thursday afternoon. Whitaker replaces Jeff Sessions, who was ousted…... Read More

As deadline looms, Florida Senate race moves to a manual recount

(MIAMI) -- As Florida continues to count and recount votes, a key deadline loomed Thursday afternoon – and one key county, Palm Beach, missed it as the state's Senate race now moves into a manual recount.Florida counties had until 3 p.m. on Thursday to complete their initial recount of votes…... Read More